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Making the right choice: Wireless tech for the IoT

Making the right choice: Wireless tech for the IoT
Wireless connectivity is a critical part of IoT end-node design. Important and popular connectivity options for the IoT include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee, Thread, Z-Wave, WiFi and a wide range of proprietary protocols in the sub-GHz band. Anders Pettersson, Director of Field Marketing, Silicon Labs explains.
4th November 2019

Demystifying Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology

Demystifying Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. Charlie Ice, Senior Product Manager, Power Products, Silicon Labs takes a closer look. 
15th October 2019

Isolated smart switches for harsh industrial environments

Isolated smart switches for harsh industrial environments
Silicon Labs has introduced a family of compact, robust isolated smart switches designed to drive any load, even in the harshest industrial environments. The new Si834x isolated switches are well suited for driving resistive and inductive loads such as solenoids, relays and lamps used in industrial control systems including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), I/O modules, relay drivers and servo motor controllers. 
29th August 2019


Demystifying power over Ethernet technology

Demystifying power over Ethernet technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. All of these systems need both power and data and here Charlie Ice, Senior Product Manager, Power Products, Silicon Labs expands on the topic. 
29th August 2019

MCUs in Electric Vehicles - UT Solar Car Team

The UT Solar Car team's design involves the use of Silicon Laboratories Gecko MCUs, allowing for a variety of readings for the driver.
11th June 2019

Isolated ICs ensure precise current measurements

Isolated ICs ensure precise current measurements
A family of isolated analogue amplifiers, voltage sensors and delta-sigma modulator (DSM) devices have been introduced by Silicon Labs, designed to provide accurate current and voltage measurement with very low drift across temperature, the products are based on Silicon Labs’ robust, third-generation isolation technology.
1st April 2019

Building automation connectivity solutions at embedded world

Building automation connectivity solutions at embedded world
It has been announced that Silicon Labs will showcase its latest Wireless Gecko connectivity solutions for smart home, lighting and building automation applications at embedded world 2019. Hands-on demonstrations at Silicon Labs’ Booth 4A-128 highlight easy-to-deploy Bluetooth mesh and Bluetooth 5 solutions, device-to-cloud connectivity with low-power WiFi, Zigbee home automation and control, and next-generation Z-Wave 700 smart home solutions.
29th January 2019

The future of IoT software

Tyson Tuttle is President and CEO of Silicon Labs. He joined Silicon Labs in 1997 and has had an important impact on the company's strategy and technical development.
4th December 2018

Cost-effective and efficient home automation with RD-0098 Kit

Cost-effective and efficient home automation with RD-0098 Kit
At electronica 2018 Silicon Laboratories presented its Lighting Reference Design RD-0098. The RD-0098 works with ZigBee 3.0 protocol and is designed for Home automation. The RD-0098 consists of a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3/4 processor, encryption accelerators AES128 and advanced Crypto accelerators SHA-1/2 and ECC, PHY and MAC layers 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4, and flash memory 512kB – 1024kB.
30th November 2018

Silicon Labs CEO Named Executive of the Year

Silicon Labs CEO Named Executive of the Year
Recognition as Executive of the Year at the 2018 ASPENCORE World Electronics Achievement Awards, was won by Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs. ASPENCORE, a premier electronics industry media network, announced the WEAA awards at its first annual Global CEO Summit where Tuttle presented a keynote on how integrated hardware, software platforms and industry collaboration will advance the IoT.
21st November 2018

Portfolio replaces oscillators, buffers and complete clock trees

Portfolio replaces oscillators, buffers and complete clock trees
Silicon Labs has expanded its Si5332 any-frequency clock portfolio with new versions combining the clock IC and a quartz crystal reference inside the same package, simplifying board layout and design. The all-in-one Si5332 solution guarantees reliable start-up and operation over the lifetime of the product, unlike traditional solutions that source the clock IC and crystal from different suppliers and risk interoperability issues.
16th August 2018

IoT advancements enable AI for the context-aware smart home

IoT advancements enable AI for the context-aware smart home
The smart home has been growing over the last decade, both in the number of devices on the market and the number of homes with devices. Recent statistics from Futuresource Consulting, reveal that smart home devices will achieve a retail value of $6bn worldwide this year, with revenues expected to triple by 2021. By: Johan Pedersen, Product Marketing Manager Z-Wave/IoT, Silicon Labs
11th June 2018

Low power PCI express buffers raise the bar in performance

Low power PCI express buffers raise the bar in performance
Silicon Labs has introduced a new family of low power PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 1/2/3/4 clock buffers that provide ultra-low jitter clock distribution in 1.5 and 1.8V applications. With additive jitter performance of 40fs RMS (typical), Silicon Labs’ new Si532xx PCIe clock buffers provide more than 90% margin to stringent PCIe Gen 3 and Gen 4 jitter specifications, simplifying clock distribution and de-risking product development.
15th March 2018

IoT growth drives demand for power over Ethernet ICs

IoT growth drives demand for power over Ethernet ICs
Two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) families have been released by Silicon Labs, delivering what the company claims to be best-in-class integration and efficiency for a range of IoT applications. Silicon Labs’ Si3406x and Si3404 families include all necessary high-voltage discrete components on a single PD chip. The new PD ICs support IEEE 802.3 at PoE+ power capabilities, flexible power conversion options exceeding 90% efficiency, robust sleep/wake/LED support modes and EMI immunity.
6th March 2018

Compact MCUs extend battery life for IoT connected devices

Compact MCUs extend battery life for IoT connected devices
In order to meet the needs of developers designing the next-gen of secure, battery-powered connected devices for the IoT, Silicon Labs has expanded its EFM32 Tiny Gecko microcontroller (MCU) family. Silicon Labs’ new EFM32TG11 Tiny Gecko MCUs provide a cost-effective, ultra-low-power solution for connected devices requiring long battery life and no compromises in features or security.
27th February 2018

Providing silicon, software, and solutions for the IoT

For 20 years, Silicon Labs has created the silicon, software, and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.
31st January 2018

A hat-trick of awards for Silicon Labs

A hat-trick of awards for Silicon Labs
At the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) awards celebration held on 7th December in Santa Clara, California, Silicon Labs won top honours among public semiconductor companies achieving $500m to $1bn in annual sales.
13th December 2017

Women in the tech world

Women at Silicon Labs share what they find exciting and enjoyable about their positions in the tech industry.
2nd November 2017

PCI express gen 4 clocks set new performance standard

PCI express gen 4 clocks set new performance standard
Silicon Labs has introduced a family of clock generators providing the industry’s lowest jitter, highest integration and lowest power consumption for applications using PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 1/2/3/4. The new Si522xx PCIe clock generators meet the stringent requirements of PCIe Gen 4 with 20% jitter margin while providing 60% margin to PCIe Gen 3 jitter specifications. Developers can now design PCIe-compliant solutions with confidence knowing Silicon Labs’ PCIe clocks maximise jitter margin and de-risk product development.
12th October 2017

Reference design simplifies rechargeable battery pack development

Reference design simplifies rechargeable battery pack development
Provider of USB connectivity solutions and smart interface ICs that enable developers to add USB to embedded designs without the cost and complexity of firmware development, Silicon Labs, has introduced a comprehensive reference design to simplify the development of USB Type-C rechargeable lithium ion battery packs used to power smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones and other portable devices.
11th October 2017


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